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Digital Cinema Society presents: Getting Safely Back To Work In The Age Of Covid

Mar 5, 2021

The Digital Cinema Society has announced the completion of a new mini-doc, Getting Safely Back To Work In The Age Of Covid. The programme is dedicated to the memory of friend and longtime DCS member, Allen Daviau ASC, an early victim of the disease.

Because the Covid-19 pandemic has affected most every aspect of the production industry, James Mathers, cinematographer and founder of the Digital Cinema Society, made it his goal to document solutions to help create safer conditions on sets. This educational documentary explores tools and techniques the motion picture industry can use to help work safely despite the current pandemic.

James Mathers, founder Digital Cinema Society

Director/editor/host Mathers adhered to strict shooting protocols during the production. “Covid-19 has cost lives, livelihoods, and brought the media and entertainment industry to an abrupt standstill,” said Mathers, “Although there are some positive developments on the horizon in terms of vaccinations and therapies, there are still major uncertainties ahead, and we are a long way from being out of the pandemic woods.”

James Mathers on set with Richard Amadril, President of Luminys

Filmmakers, business leaders, and technologists were interviewed regarding their experiences and methods of adapting and integrating technology geared at safer working on set. Participants include: Covid survivor and steadicam operator Jeff Muhlstock, covid compliance officer Chris Salas, Michael George, chief operations officer— Panavision Inc, Michael Cioni, global SVP of innovation and audio supervisor Nico Ruderman. Also interviewed were Panasonic’s Rob Brambila, Panavision’s Aaron Kroger, director of product strategy, and Richard Amadril, president of Luminys.

The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) is a nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to the industry’s informed integration of new technology. To become a member or find out more visit

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